May 22, 2014
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Food & Drink Awards 2014: Readers’ Choice winners
Leave it to Mark and Jonnie Houston to conjure up another uniquely-LA affair involving craft cocktails, performances (burlesque acts, tightrope walkers) and live music. Once past the smartly-dressed chaps holding court over the door, prepare to be enamored as you descend into old Hollywood, where a curated cocktail list awaits. In one night, you can experience a range of professional mixology styles from a “Dirty Dozen” of the bartending and mixology elite including Dave Fernie, Francois Vera, Marcos Tello, Adrian Biggs, Jim Meehan, et al. As for the actual drinks, start off with Fernie’s Gin and Jameson, then try Vera’s The Professor. There is draft beer and wine, as well— all West Coast typical varietals, but there’s a perfect glass of Chandon bubbly for kicking off celebrations.